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    Today, 04:35 AM
    I have it in my hands! I had no idea it had a walnut stock! Someone did mention dense walnut stock but my other two have lightweight stocks so I was wondering about that. This is a nice piece of wood! I shouldered it and it fits me just...
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    Today, 01:22 AM
    303Guy replied to a thread Idea for custom 22 in Special Projects
    Is there a reason for choosing a 25 degree shoulder? A sharper angle would prevent case elongation better but then you are specifying a low pressure loading. Anyway, I was going to suggest looking at the Taranah hornet but then I saw the case...
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    Yesterday, 03:33 PM
    NZ$146 is about US$98-99. On one hand it's a fair price for an old rifle while on the other, it's a bargain for a gem. If it shoots laser beams then it would be an absolute bargain, if it shoots mediocre then not so much. So we'll see. I'm going...
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    Yesterday, 04:58 AM
    I got it! Apparently I wanted it more than the other guy and set my autobid higher than his. Quite a bit higher actually so I got it at probably the right value @ NZ$146 - or was it worth more? Maybe, maybe not. I would have paid up NZ$200. ...
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    Yesterday, 04:39 AM
    Well, it's fifteen minutes to auction closing and I am leading the bid. Last minute bidders have been known to come in and extend the auction so it's not a done deal yet and I may lose. So we'll wait and see. I'm going to clean that 511 barrel...
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    09-19-2020, 06:08 PM
    Thanks Texas. Being on pension now thanks to covid, I need to spend wisely but this rifle is screaming NZ$150 to $200. If I can get it (and I'll go as high as $200) I will build a rear peep for it. I suspect that someone else also wants it so...
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    09-19-2020, 02:23 PM
    I have a 511 which I actually bought for my late son. I've only fired it once and that didn't go well. Perhaps the bore needs to be cleaned or something. These 500 series rifles have a wonderful balance to them. Anyway, I'll be bidding on this...
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    09-19-2020, 04:08 AM
    So there is this single shot Remington for sale in my parts. I identify it as a 510 Target Master. I'm interested in buying it, depending on the price it goes for on auction. Those can't be original sights. It's been drilled and...
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    09-18-2020, 04:39 PM
    I must confess that I stopped using Varget simply because it is visually indistinguishable from H4350 which I use for my hunting load in my No4 two-groove. Very accurate 180gr load. I'm going back to using Varget because I know it works so well...
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    09-18-2020, 04:19 PM
    I have a recovered paper patched boolit that still wears its paper jacket. The trick is to patch up to seat in an unsized neck. This should align the boolit with the throat and bore. Using the same load and patched boolits in another rifle, I got...
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    09-17-2020, 04:29 AM
    It's interesting how powders that won't burn fully at lower pressures in larger cases will burn just fine in smaller cases at even lower pressure. Just have a look at 30-30 load data. Using bulk fillers has the same effect but does raise pressure.
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    09-16-2020, 04:24 PM
    Would you believe it even worked in my hornet? Admittedly, I did cheat a little. I duplexed it with H4227. Zero neck tension and 50gr bullet. It was accurate and pretty fast. How fast I don't know but it was flat shooting and worked well on...
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    09-15-2020, 11:25 PM
    From what I can gather, Varget has a fast ignition and medium burn rate. Hodgdon say it is easy igniting which supports that. I would imagine this translates into consistent ignition. Anyway, I've had good results with it.
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    09-14-2020, 09:29 PM
    Hi Good Cheer, any progress on the scope for your 1888? I find myself moving away from a scope to open sights. I find that some sight designs are just too poor for my eyes while others are outright great. I'm lucky though, I still have good...
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    09-12-2020, 03:27 PM
    I could live with that rifle. In fact, I could live very happily with that rifle!
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    09-11-2020, 01:43 AM
    Sorry see post #138 I'm out of this one,sorry all money is going to loan repayments,so sorry!
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    09-11-2020, 01:39 AM
    Lakehouse2012 I am #7 in the 6 cavity mold,sorry have to pull out,all money is going towards my repayments on my loan,so sorry :(
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    09-05-2020, 12:41 AM
    Good to hear that Felix lube works so well. I wanted to make some once but couldn't find any sodium stearate. I have found it online now though. Anyway, that's how I ended up with stearic acid. Interesting observation (reading back a bit). ...
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    09-04-2020, 03:17 PM
    Spray salty water on your test piece every few days. I did a similar test to yours only I salted the test piece and left it outside where it got wet with dew each night. After a few weeks I had a look. The exposed bare steel had rusted - no...
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    09-04-2020, 04:48 AM
    I once left brass in the oven that I put in for drying. The oven was not hot but enough to dry the brass. Well, the next morning they had this dull appearance. I loaded some up and test fired one. The head expanded where it wasn't supported so...
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    09-02-2020, 02:48 AM
    Yup. Thanks swheeler. My father spoke of his hunting with that rifle quite often. He often emphasized the Orberndorf Mauser with pride. Having it in my hands now is so meaningful. And my club application has been acknowledged and I go for my...
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    09-02-2020, 02:35 AM
    Safe over crowded? Nonsense! You can hide all those overflows all over the place. Did I just say that? Oops! [smilie=1:
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    08-30-2020, 11:25 PM
    303Guy replied to a thread Odd ball 22 pistol in Rimfire Area
    Now that is an interesting piece!
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    08-30-2020, 04:49 AM
    I caught an African yellow banded wasp/hornet on my inner wrist under my jacket sleave cuff elastic while on a bike. The sodding thing injected me until I could bring the bike to a stop but revenge was what I had in mind while I slowly pealed the...
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    08-29-2020, 03:35 PM
    Yup. That's the one! Thanks, I tried unsuccessfully to find it on the net. I could only find the close 350 B. Mn 410 B it is. Can one determine the year of manufacture from the serial number? So it doesn't have the eagle stamp making it pre...
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    08-29-2020, 01:46 AM
    Not wanting to hijack Pressman's thread, here is my late Father's 22 Mauser And the modified sights I mentioned.
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    08-28-2020, 03:18 PM
    My Dad didn't modified the original sights, he actually modified a spare set he bought. I wonder what happened to the originals? Long lost. Pity. I never thought of the value of the gun. It's value to me is that it is my late father's rifle...
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    08-28-2020, 04:07 AM
    Talk about fine sights. My Dad filed his 22 Mauser sights to a near needle point and the rear sight to a very flat vee. Well, I shouldered this thing yesterday and aimed it and I could see the sights! Both of them, plus the target! I can aim at...
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    08-27-2020, 03:50 PM
    In my ignorance, if I may ask, would it not be the throat cut to accommodate heavier and thus longer bullets that is the cause of the lighter bullets not shooting well? Or is it purely excessive twist rate? I ask for my own education.
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    08-24-2020, 02:56 AM
    303Guy replied to a thread A Mini-14 Discussion in Factory Rifles
    No, I didn't have it anymore. I had traded it in when I migrated to NZ. I traded it for a 1431/32 Anschutz 22 hornet. That rifle fits me like a glove and has just as good a trigger. The safety on it is truly safe just as the mini-14 safety is,...
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BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
BT Boat Tail PL Power-Lokt SP Soft Point
C Compressed Charge PR Primer SPCL Soft Point "Core-Lokt"
HP Hollow Point PSPCL Pointed Soft Point "Core Lokt" C.O.L. Cartridge Overall Length
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